Central New York Shetland Sheepdog Club, Inc.

History

In December 4,1973 we have the first recorded correspondence from ASSA on how to become a bred recognized club by holding informal meetings to see if there was enough interest was in the area.  (those first few meetings were ONLY Grace Tullar and Judy Hill (Brown-Kelsey) We had to hold two successful “B” sanction matches and then we could apply for the first of two successful “A” sanctioned matches.

 

 

 

On May 14, 1974 the first letter was written to AKC to announce the newly formed “Central New York Shetland Sheepdog Club” held its first fun match at Mercer Park, Baldwinsville, NY on April 21, 1974.  The judges were Breed: Mrs. Sandra Macintosh, Obedience: Mr. James Grimm and Junior Handling: Mr. Betty Socie.  There were 38 entries in breed and 12 in obedience at $1.00 per entry.  There was also 14 in Junior Handling.

 

 

 

On May 13, 1976 is recorded the first request to AKC on the procedure to become a sanctioned.  The club had already been having regular meeting for three years prior and and has held their sixth fun match at the North Syracuse Community Center in North Syracuse, NY.

 

 

 

The first by-laws were written by the club and submitted to AKC for review.  In June of 1977 AKC wrote the declining of the review on the basis that an application had to be submitted to make the determination of their committees to be a club of record.  Along with this application was to be a list of three of four names for the club in the order of preference so they AKC could choose the name that would be most suitable under their present policies.

 

 

 

February 1977 meeting – Treasury currently has $444.94 Total !!!

March 1977 newsletter – anticipating 250-300 shelties at the ASSA National !!

 

 

 

On March 2, 1978 we received our first approval from AKC to hold informal sanctioned events and be recognized for it.  AKC had a policy in which we would hold these types of events for 18 months before any serious considerations could be given for formal plan “A” matches be held by the club.  The ASSA has been notified by AKC of our existence, too.

 

 

 

February 1980 – Junior Shetland Sheepdog Club - @ 10 kids  -2/11/1980 – voted that CNYSSC would be the parent club.

 

 

 

March 1980 – Applied to ASSA for membership

 

 

 

1st Specialty “A” Match 10/26/1980 (but decided to have a B match again – not sure they were ready for an “A”) – Secretary Grace Tullar Westmoreland, NY Breed judge – Bob Carpenter, Sweepstakes Judge Gail Carpenter, Jrs – Katie Carpenter, O – Winifred Free

 

1st A-OA Match – 4/21/1981 – Chairperson – Peggy Guiles, Westmoreland, NY Breed Judge – Connie Hubbard, Sweepstakes Judge Cecilia MacMillan, Obedience, Judge Allen Pitcher

 

 

 

10/16/1983 – first VWD clinic

 

 

 

5th Specialty – 10/2/1988 Wine Country Circuit Breed Judge – Dorothy Christiansen, Sweepstakes Judge Doris Homsher

 

 

 

Incorporated 1997, IRS Letter of Determination 4/6/1998    501(c)(4)

 

 

 

1/6/2001- 1st ‘restaurant” Christmas Party – Kettle Lakes, Tully, NY

 

 

 

10/15/2005 – Seminar –Stamping the Look by Cheryl Anderson

 

 

 

1st President (04/18/1974 - ) Judith Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Members:

 

Judy Kelsey  1974

 

Fredna Pickerd

 

Loretta Shilling 1977

 

Grace Tullar 1974

 

Amanda Inzinna – 1977 – newsletter subscriber

 

Lyn & Bob Krivanek 1977

Syracuse, NY

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